Why build a bamboo bike?
Our bikes are built with sustainable materials reducing carbon footprint
Bamboo bikes offer a smoother ride with natural vibration dampening
customized frame, improves comfort and performance as well being compatible with all major component manufactures
Bamboo is durable, resistant to stress and has a high tensile strength
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Learn to build a bamboo bicycle with guidance of one our experts
- Grant Smith
A wonderful experience, creatively satisfying and challenging. James is a confident communicator and a believer in our innate ability to make things. His guidance was invaluable and the skills learnt are technical, practical and social.
What a fab course excellent knowledge from James about how to go about building the frame you want. Met some lovely people also building a bike, good to talk through different ideas with people. Would highly recommend this course, thinking of getting a home build kit for my 14yr old son.
Got some great technical support from Des over email in relation to my bamboo bike. Very responsive and helpful, and much appreciated!
Fantastic weekend with James and Betty. I learnt a lot from the workshop. No prior knowledge needed as James leads you through. Great fun - diverse range of people attending, International and local, young and old, and from very different backgrounds. Thoroughly enjoyed. Looking forward to the next stage in the bike build. Keep at it James.
- Andrew Cullen
Great fun and seriously rewarding to walk away with your own handmade bike frame. A friend and I did the weekend workshop which was very relaxed but completely hands-on under James's friendly and supportive tuition. I built the rest of the bike at home and James was extremely helpful, always responding to my requests for help and advice and giving me the confidence to finish the entire build by myself. This despite never having tackled anything more complex than flat-packed furniture in the past. I finished my first century ride on the bike last week and it was a great feeling. The bike was so comfortable and I am looking forward now to a North-South epic cycle in the summer. 100% recommend this to anyone.
Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the best way to build your own bike. James was knowledgeable, supportive and above all -encouraging. Pick your own bamboo, work at your own pace, learn to mitre tubes- this workshop has it all. James (and Elias- good luck in Montreal) was always on hand to give tips, point out the obvious (and not so obvious) and if you were struggling, help out. If you want to learn about bikes/product design/ alternative materials/ people skills/ motivation/ manual skills/ composites/ yourself- look no further than James, his enthusiasm for life and the Bamboo Bicycle Club. When did you last mitre a tube correctly? Totally worth it.
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